Nutritional Services - Cook

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Posted Jun 10, 2024
Job Description

JOB DUTIES: (This list may not include all of the duties assigned.)

Food Preparation Duties:
-Previews menus and work orders to prepare of patient/staff/visitor meals.
-Plans and coordinates cooking schedules so that foods are ready at required times.
-Prepare, season, and cook foods.
-Follows recipes properly.
-Ensures that all foods are prepared to meet existing standards/regulations for quality,
freshness, taste, and appearance.
-Ensures that all sanitary levels are maintained throughout the food preparation
-Check patient trays for accuracy to their specified diet, temperature, and
-Develops ideas to use up existing food inventory and items about to expire.
-Troubleshoots inventory shortages.
-Prepares special meals or items for meetings, catered events, and/or celebrations – ie birthday cakes, cookies, Board of Trustee meetings.
-Attempts to keep food waste to a minimum.

Equipment and Operational Duties:
-Follows cleaning and rotating schedule for equipment and food inventory.
-Maintains department records, reports, and files as required.
-Rounds on patients as directed by the manager.
-Wears appropriate protective equipment.
-Label and put away inventory and assist in rotating inventory and watching for
expiration dates.
-Alerts supervisor to problems and needs concerning equipment and food supplies. Detects and reports spoiled or unattractive food, defective supplies/equipment or other unusual conditions.

Department Team Duties:
- Works with the Nutritional Services Manager, Dietician, and Administration on
tasks and duties assigned or directed.
-Works with team to develop creative themes – National Taco Day, Mardi Gras, Menu, etc.
-Adheres to the schedule and avoids unscheduled absences.
-Requests time off following department procedures.
-Attends in-service and dept meetings.

Skills Required

Experience: Sufficient previous experience preferred but on-the-job training provided
Education: High School or equivalent preferred

Job Categories

Job Types(s):   Healthcare, Restaurant / Food Service

Industry(s):   Healthcare, Restaurant / Food Service

Employment Type:   Employee - Full Time, Employee - Part Time

Job Location(s):   Phillipsburg

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